April 11, 2005

Host Designs Launches Instant Web Design Quote System

Isn't it frustrating to try to find a web design company and get a quote instantly? Most web designers won't provide an instant quote because the designer ends up making less money. Some designers provide limited packages, and customers get hit for "extras" added to the package. Now is your chance to get a competitive design quote at cut-rate prices. You'll spend less money, but will get our same service we have provided since 1999. Our instant quote system lets you select common features, so you get exactly what you want. Our design and development work is completely custom, so if you want something you don't see, we can develop that too. The instant quote system helps you get your quote without hassles.

To access our instant quote system, log on to our site directly at http://www.hostdesigns.com/design.html.

The Internet is a great place for you to start your own business, promote your existing company, or offer services to the general public. Unless you are technically savvy, the Internet can be a very confusing place. Especially when you are trying to figure out how to get your idea on the web. There are so many pieces to the Internet puzzle, hence the term "web" is often used to describe the Internet. Most people don't want to understand all the technical jargon associated with the web and there is no reason they should. As a technical company, we include technical information for those who understand it, but if you happen to be one of the many who don't, just simply give us a call or send us some e-mail. We will be glad to help you untangle the web! We can help you take your "golden idea", and make it successful on the web, all at competitive prices.

Host Designs is an Internet company that specializes in web hosting and web design. We pride ourselves in being able to offer our customers the best solution to their Internet needs. Our devotion is to the customer. Isn't it about time you were treated as important as you really are? We work closely with you to get the project done, because if you don't succeed, we don't succeed. Why not let us help you take your company to its full potential!

Host Designs is located in Baltimore, Maryland. The company strives to help companies establish a web presence by offering top services at competitive prices. We are here to help you untangle the web!

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April 08, 2005

Jcx.Software announces the release of PHP editor for Visual Studio

Jcx.Software (http://www.jcxsoftware.com) the developer of the Php editor software for Visual Studio .Net today announced the immediate availability of VS.Php 1.1, an important update to the Php integrated development environment. VS.Php enables Visual Studio .Net developers to design, develop, debug and deploy Php applications from inside Visual Studio .Net. VS.Php provides a rich code editor, class browser, project management, local and remote debugging. VS.Php enables Microsoft Visual Studio .Net to become a key competitor in the growing market for professional Php integrated development environment tools. According to Jcx.Software founder, J. Rivera, “VS.Php is a unique alternative to Php developers. VS.Php allows you to create solutions that combine Php, C/C++, .Net and JavaScript. You can create a .Net client application that consumes a Php web service. Then debug the client application and the Php web service in one session, even if the Php web service is running remotely on a Linux server. VS.Php allows developers create applications that can not be developed with other Php development environments. The ability to leverage Visual Studio really opens up the possibilities.” VS.Php 1.1 is a key update that allows the developer browse the project’s classes, functions and constant definitions in the class view. It also improved on remote debugging, code tool tips, bracket matching and code outlining. VS.Php 1.1 also adds better support for Php 5 scripts. VS.Php 1.1 is available for Microsoft Visual Studio .Net and Microsoft Visual Studio .Net 2003. VS.Php is priced at $99.99 per developer and includes one year of free updates.

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March 15, 2005

Novell Releases SUSE LINUX Professional v9.3

Novell, yesterday announced the availability of its latest Linux offering, SUSE LINUX Professional 9.3, due to ship in mid-April, 2005.

SUSE LINUX Professional includes a stable and reliable Linux operating system, and a complete set of desktop applications - office suite, Web browser, e-mail and instant messaging clients, multimedia viewers, photo organizers, and other popular open source applications. It also features the latest tools for setting up a secure home network, running a Web server, developing applications and more.

According to the company, the complete SUSE LINUX distribution delivers the latest Linux technology for standard 32-bit PC processors as well as for AMD Athlon 64 and Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology.

"SUSE LINUX Professional has always been popular among new Linux users and technical enthusiasts who gain access to the latest enhancements to Linux and open source with a cost effective and easy-to-use Linux operating system," said Markus Rex, Vice President of SUSE LINUX for Novell. "SUSE LINUX Professional also provides corporate Linux users a preview of the technologies in Novell's future enterprise Linux and a means of growing their skills to remain competitive in today's IT market."

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March 14, 2005

Daffodil Launches Replicator v1.7

Daffodil Software, a provider of database products and synchronization solutions, on wednesday announced the beta release of Daffodil Replicator v1.7, at SourceForge.net.

Daffodil Replicator is an Open Source data synchronization software, and the new version includes features like Pull and Push replication and Different GUI for Publication Server and Subscription Server. It can also be used for sharing workload across enterprise database severs, by mirroring vital data on identical databases.

v1.7 also includes fixed bugs related to System tables & column names, Parent-child relationship when adding tables for Publication and OutOfMemory problem in snapshot.

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06:01 AM in Programming | Permalink

March 09, 2005

Enthropia Launches Next Generation Website Software from Evo-Dev

EvoArticles 2.0 and evoTopsites 2.0 offer new features for website management.

Enthropia, Inc., and its website software division Evo-Dev, announced today the re-launch of website management products evoArticles 2.0 and evoTopsites 2.0 with a new focus toward consumer’s time and their desire to concentrate on content versus management of their website.

Content has long been the key to a successful website but managing and trying to update files, design changes, and granting access to multiple users can be difficult and time consuming. EvoArticles 2.0, a product of Evo-Dev, addresses user’s needs by offering easy user and administration interfaces while providing the customization tools they need to make a website their own. Daniel Coburn, Operations Manager for Evo-Dev said, “The Internet has been a great way to publish and get your message, column or article out to the public. Managing multiple writers, editing articles and trying to keep up with the community has become a long and monotonous task. Uploading and managing files and edits can take time away from your focus, the content. This is why, with the success of the original evoArticles, the new 2.0 release focuses on the consumer’s time by providing online documentation, an improved client area and active support forums.”

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06:05 AM in Info, News, Programming | Permalink

February 02, 2005

Microsoft and Digital Dimension Team Up for Super Bowl XXXIX

Microsoft Corp. (www.microsoft.com) and Digital Dimension (www.digitaldimension.com), a four-time Emmy Award-winning visual effects and animation studio, today announced that Digital Dimension used Microsoft® technologies to create the visual effects for the opening sequence of Super Bowl XXXIX.

"We are currently implementing Windows Server System and customizing it for our unique needs for many reasons: total integration, performance and collaboration capabilities unheard of on any other platform," said Ben Girard, president and founder of Digital Dimension, which was named one of 10 digital studios to "storm the world" in 2005 by 3D World Magazine.

When the Philadelphia Eagles meet the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 6, an estimated 140 million viewers worldwide will see one minute of cutting-edge visuals that were developed using Microsoft Windows Server System (TM) .

"The visual effects production market is booming," said Gerry Kaufhold, principal analyst with In-Stat. "But major networks need to keep tight control on what's being done, and the timelines for creating memorable images are constantly shrinking."

Digital Dimension, whose highly acclaimed visual effects have appeared in numerous movies, including "Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" and

"The Last Samurai" starring Tom Cruise, has a reputation for leaving audiences amazed.

"For studios wishing to maintain a competitive edge, it's become increasingly important to keep up with technology advances," said Kimberly Till, vice president of the Worldwide Media & Entertainment Group at Microsoft.

06:00 AM in Programming | Permalink

October 19, 2004

A beginner’s guide to setting up an online store

Online selling is by no means a simple task.

To sell products online not only requires making use of high end marketing strategies but also involves lots of planning. This article is meant for those of you who intent to start an online store. It is intended to give you a fair idea of what you would need to do and what you need to avoid while planning an online selling business.

The following are the various steps that you would need to take in order to open a successful online store.

Designing a website that sells

The first most important aspect of online selling is to have a professional looking website that is designed to sell. You can go about creating the website from code up using web designers or simply go for readymade website templates. If you are purchasing website templates, be sure to go for templates that are professionally designed and have the option of shopping carts. Buying templates from providers who offer allied services like template customization, web hosting; SEO etc would be even better. Some template providers like ‘buytemplates.net’ offer allied services irrespective of where you actually purchased the template from. To get a rough idea of how your site should be designed you can take hints from successful online discount stores like http://www.ishopage.com, ‘gap.com’ and ‘bestbuy.com’.

Hosting your store online

There are many factors that you need to take into consideration before selecting your web host when it comes to online selling. Some of the major factors are discussed as follows.

1.) Secure servers
Firstly you got to make sure if your web host offers you with SSL encryption which is very important for secure money transactions online. Most web hosting companies would offer you with SSL secure server facilities along with a regular package whereas a few would charge you an extra amount for the service.

2.) Up time guarantees
Your business is only as good as it remains online. Make sure to go for web hosting service providers who promise you an uptime guarantee of 99 %. Also check to see as to how they back up their data and what kind of back up systems they have in place in case of emergencies.

3.) Private CGI-BIN
A CGI-BIN directory is a location on your web server where you can upload your binary scripts or interactive programs. This is very important for payment processing and shopping cart management. So be sure that the hosing company gives you a private CGI BIN directory.

4.) Web logs and web statistics
Web logs and statistics are vital for your online business. Studying the web logs can give you much needed information about your customers and your sales records. Understanding your customer behavior can help you retain customers and attract new customers.

5.) Customer support
Get as much information about the hosting company’s support policies and the type of support they offer. Go for web hosting companies that offer 24/7 customer support.

6.) References
Most web hosts promise you lots of goodies but may not live up to it. Make sure to test the web host’s credibility by asking them for references. The existing customers of the hosting company can give your
first hand information on the service that you can expect to get.

In addition to this you should also look for services that offer you Mysql database and PHP scripting, unlimited emails and a minimum space of 10GB.


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